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The work on the Morrison Bridge — which aims to rectify problems stemming from construction performed just two years ago — could cause lane closures for several months.
A Washington construction company that’s catching heat for the Morrison Bridge’s continued issues believes it’s been vindicated by new plans to replace certain bridge materials.
The Oregonian reported Wednesday that Ridgefield-based Conway Construction pointed to Multnomah County’s $7.3 million plan to fix the bridge’s lift span deck indicates that the fault lies in the materials, as opposed to the work of Conway and other contractors.
Owner David Conway told the paper “his company was merely caught in a county ‘experiment gone wrong’ with a new material that wasn’t suited for the Morrison Bridge.”
It’s a compelling story for several reasons. Conway is one of a handful of companies embroiled in lawsuits over the work.
And, for commuters, the coming work will definitely affect traffic flows. Lanes on the bridge will be closed for several months as the problems are fixed.